Citizens & Northern donates to Ronald McDonald House of Danville

The Ronald McDonald House of Danville, Inc. has received a $5,000 contribution from Citizens & Northern Corporation – with proceeds derived from the 12th annual C&N Charity Classic golf tournament. The tournament was held in June at the Williamsport Country Club.

Each year a different local charity is selected as tournament beneficiary. The Danville Ronald McDonald House provides a home-away-from-home for families of children being hospitalized or receiving outpatient care at area hospitals. It is a place of comfort and stability offering families the opportunity to relax and be together as a family unit during a time of great uncertainty. The Ronald McDonald House allows families to access specialized medical treatment by providing a place to stay at little or sometimes no cost.

In addition, the Ronald McDonald House of Danville operates Camp Dost for children coping with cancer. The week-long summer camp is open to children ages five to 18 and features an on-site state-of-the-art medical facility that provides medications and chemotherapy. More information about the Danville facility can be found at

“We are pleased to be able to make this contribution to a facility that has served so many residents in our market area,” said Charles H. Updegraff, Jr., C&N president and CEO. “Its proximity to Geisinger Medical Center and other area hospitals provides needed respite for families coping with critical childhood diseases.”

Ann Blugis, development manager for Ronald McDonald House of Danville, said the contribution will allow the facility to continue to serve families staying at the house and children attending Camp Dost. “We are so grateful for this corporate support. Contributions allow us to continue to provide low and no cost housing to families who come to us from all over the world.”

Nearly 100 persons participated in the 2010 C&N Charity Classic. The winning team consisted of Updegraff, Michael Wetzel of Coudersport, C&N Coudersport branch manager and SBA specialist; Mark Long of Coudersport and Dan Schott of Port Allegany. The second place team consisted of Thomas Rudy, C&N executive vice president / branch delivery; Matt Lingle of Jersey Shore, Bill Lingle of Lock Haven and Mike Schall of Williamsport. The third prize trophy went to the team of Keith Cavanaugh, C&N commercial loan officer; Dave Murdock of Knoxville, Dave Schall of Williamsport and Don Fryday of Wellsboro.

Citizens & Northern Corporation is the parent company of Citizens & Northern Bank and First State Bank. Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 24 full service offices throughout Bradford, Cameron, Lycoming, Potter, McKean, Sullivan and Tioga Counties. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at First State Bank offices are located in Canisteo and Hornell, NY. First State Bank can be found on the web at The Corporation’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.

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